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Old 12-10-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Is it worth the upgrade to a ZL1 from an SS?

A dealership near home has a ZL1 on special, brand new 2013 ZL1 for $49,995 ! here is their web page :

http://shawgmc.com/New-2013-Chevrole...ta/vd/17778849

I currently have a 2011 2SS, got it brand new last year, still paying her for almost about the same price tag !
But anyway, I am not planning to switch my SS at the moment, but this is tempting ! I've never driven a ZL1 before....is it worth the upgrade ?? or what do you guys think ? I think im going tomorrow to take a closer look.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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I would figure out roughly where your payments are going to be... That's what ultimately it comes down to..

At least it is red like your current camaro.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:31 AM   #4
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Like others have said, if you can afford the additional payment then go for it, especially a 2013 (I am not a fan of the new rears). A stock ZL1 is much better to drive and play on. Microfiber seats fit like gloves and mag ride is awesome. Plus, modding is a lot cheaper to do since a stock diff can handle over 1000hp..
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:36 AM   #5
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If you can afford the hit you will take on trade in plus the new car payments YES.

Positives

-Cosmetic appearance items
-Suspension upgrades\brake upgrades
-Performance upgrades
-Interior upgrades over you 2011

Factory warranty to cover you performance upgrades.


Now if you were just upgrading your SS to a 1LE then I would say no.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:57 AM   #6
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I would do a little homework on the value of your car first, before you head over to check out the ZL1. You need to check out the car and drive it and see for yourself what the difference feels like when you drive it. I have not driven the ZL! but I have heard comments that although it is a boost in the horsepower the ZL1 is not a big jump in power. It is hard to tell without driving the car since GM really detunes these cars coming out of the factory. If they want to move the ZL1 then they will work on the trade in for your car and put a deal together you can live with, if not go and drive the ZL1 and let us know what you think.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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go for the ZL1! its only money
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:45 AM   #8
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go for the ZL1! its only money
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #9
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Make certain you can afford the car, not only today but 6-months down the line when the new excitement of the purchase wears off. The reason you see so many of these high end muscle cars for sale is folks get so wrapped up in the purchase excitement they over extend themselves and soon have to put the vehicle up for sale. It happened to me with a SRT8 Challenger I loved the car but quickly realized I was spending too much money to own it. That being said this is a great price for the car.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #10
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This sounds like a super price for this vehicle - especially in Canada. Is that $49,995 in US Dollars? If not, what would the price equate to in USD? I would say, if you can afford it and really want it - do it! Beautiful car.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #11
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You spent close to $49k for a 2011 SS???
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:06 AM   #12
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #13
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150 more HP for the same price. Hell yeah.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #14
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Check your insurance as well. Mine went up 40% from my 2010 SS, but some of that is probably from going to a vert.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #15
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I test drove a ZL1 last week because I was debating on "upgrading". It honestly was slower then my modded SS and handled about the same. Currently my car has headers, and a TSP 231/236 cam, BMR springs and sways and ZL1 Ten spoke wheels.. I would like to think it's basicially a 2011 version of the 1LE minus the 3.91 gears... But no joke I can walk all over a stock ZL1... That's the performance aspect of it from my opinion... Now the interior was way nicer in the ZL1 only because I loved the new recaro seats.... I'm sure I will just buy seats for my SS at some point because the seats alone and the My Link screen aren't enough to make me want to spend the extra 20K.. ... can you make a ZL1 way faster pretty easily.. YES...

If money isn't an opinion then I would get one for sure... It looks badass and has crazy potential.. But just like i did with my SS.. I will wait for the prices to drop big time... I got my 2SS with 6000 miles for 29...
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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I test drove a ZL1 last week because I was debating on "upgrading". It honestly was slower then my modded SS and handled about the same. Currently my car has headers, and a TSP 231/236 cam, BMR springs and sways and ZL1 Ten spoke wheels.. I would like to think it's basicially a 2011 version of the 1LE minus the 3.91 gears... But no joke I can walk all over a stock ZL1... That's the performance aspect of it from my opinion... Now the interior was way nicer in the ZL1 only because I loved the new recaro seats.... I'm sure I will just buy seats for my SS at some point because the seats alone and the My Link screen aren't enough to make me want to spend the extra 20K.. ... can you make a ZL1 way faster pretty easily.. YES...

If money isn't an opinion then I would get one for sure... It looks badass and has crazy potential.. But just like i did with my SS.. I will wait for the prices to drop big time... I got my 2SS with 6000 miles for 29...
You may be able to run with a ZL1, but I doubt you can walk all over one with just a cam, headers and tune. And on a road course it will destroy your SS hands down, you will need much more than springs and sway bars.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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A dealer by me still has a '13 BRM 'vert . They want $62k for it. I could afford it,but that's a big one every month. I'd rather pay off my '11.
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